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Echo and Narcissus

Glyn Philpot (1884-1937)


Numbered 7/8


A C Sewter, Glyn Philpot 1884-1937, London: B T Batsford, 1951, Plate 117

'Recent Paintings and Sculpture by Glyn Philpot RA', The Leicester Galleries, London, June 1932 (Plaster);
'Exhibition of Paintings and Sculpture by the Late Glyn Philpot RA (1884-1937)', Tate Gallery, 1938 (Plaster);
'Glyn Philpot 1884-1937: Edwardian Aesthete To Thirties Modernist', National Portrait Gallery, 1984-85 (1968 Bronze);
'Glyn Philpot, 1884-1937, The Bronzes', Leighton House, 1986;
'The Mythic Method: Classicism in British Art 1920-1950', Pallant House Gallery, Chichester,
22 October 2016-19 February 2017;
'A Century of British Art: 1945-2010', Chris Beetles Gallery, 5 October-6 November 2021, No 194

Glyn Philpot produced three plaster casts of Echo and Narcissus in about 1931, but no bronze casting was made of it in his lifetime. While one bronze was cast posthumously in 1968, the present work is from an edition of 8 cast in 1986, the year in which an exhibition of the artist's bronzes was held at Leighton House.